Surrogates Reviews

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March 9, 2019
Somewhere in the super-boring part, they add a cliché twist to the already cliché plot, and if you give it even a tiny bit of thought, an ending you can spot within the first 15 minutes. I walked out entirely disappointed.
September 8, 2017
Sleek and shiny but ultimately lifeless, an interesting premise becomes terribly humdrum in this sci-fi thriller. There's nothing to offend, but little of note either.
March 30, 2011
Underneath its typical Hollywood exterior there is a decent movie waiting to shine through. But so much else is just typical of the genre, it's hard to summon any more enjoyment from it.
June 2, 2010
Fails to land a killing blow that pays off the simplified mystery with any distinct urgency. It's a flawed film, but far from unbearable. Nothing a DVD director's cut couldn't fix.
February 27, 2010
A film that raises many interesting ideas but follows through on few of them.
February 15, 2010
I wish I had a surrogate to watch it for me.
January 31, 2010
Surrogates establishes an intriguing premise for exploring a world in which virtual life trumps physical reality, but the thematic potential is squandered in favor of a by-the-numbers police procedural.
January 22, 2010
Yetta nudder cautionary tale issuing dire warnings about the pitfalls of technology run amuck.
January 19, 2010
Sure, it's made capably, in a technical sense. But it's banal, utterly predictable and often quite stupid.
December 10, 2009
full review at Movies for the Masses
October 31, 2009
Good ideas rub up against bad ideas, and the result is a movie that is worth a look but could have been much more.
October 20, 2009
This predictable flick executed in a numbingly pedestrian fashion, has slapped a nifty conceit onto its threadbare mystery-thriller plot, but has somehow managed to miss every opportunity to take advantage of it
October 14, 2009
Has all the get-up-and-go of a dead battery.
October 11, 2009
Its humanity, some cool technology and Bruce Willis save this film from simply being a compilation of a zillion similarly themed "too much technology" lessons.
October 4, 2009
Semi-plausible and semi-watchable futuristic (but still looking like today's world) dystopian 'save the world' sci-fi thriller.
September 30, 2009
The provocative Philip K. Dick-like premise deserves better than this warmed-over apocalyptic murder mystery.
September 28, 2009
A failure of speculative fiction, of plot, and of good old fashioned action filmmaking.
September 28, 2009
The picture trades in hoary Bruce Willis police procedural clichs and underdeveloped conceits.
September 28, 2009
This popcorn thriller has a bit of imagination blended in with the been-done-before action.
September 27, 2009
While not as smart as it could be, Surrogates is thought provoking and mildly entertaining.
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